Gorgeous Guilloche


5 vintage lockets. All handpainted. All on guilloche enamel.

Guilloche is a technique for etching metal, named after a French engineer, Guillot.

He invented a machine that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces.

Thus when powdered glass is placed on top of an etched (guilloched) design and fired -- turning it into enamel -- the pattern from underneath shows through.

We have had some INCREDIBLE examples of it at Anthill over the years -- it can be a breathtaking art form.

And so it is here. Soft, romantic and and quite simply lovely.

Signed Kay Adams, A1414
Joy Collection, $155

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